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    Quote Originally Posted by athomeontherange View Post
    That was a great article to read. Especially with my birthday pending tomorrow.
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    ooooo happy Early birthday Georgette!
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    So Paula, what made you decide to become a teacher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kymma View Post
    So Paula, what made you decide to become a teacher?
    I think that it was a case of my "calling" sneaking up behind me and bashing me on the head. My mother was a teacher in the 60's and her stories were hair raising. I also hated HS because I was quiet and didn't fit in with the cool kids. I absolutely did not want to be a teacher. I got my BA in Spanish with a minor in Russian studies and then said. "What the hell do I do with this."

    One day, I was hiking with my boyfriend (Future Hubby) and he looked down the hill we were climbing and said "Hey lets go see what graduate programs they have at that college." (Quinnipiac). They had a few, but the 1 year MAT (MA in Teaching)sounded good. I had no plans, so I went with the flow. I still wasn't sure I wanted to teach until my first year. Once I spent some time with my students in my own classroom, I was hooked. It was like being on stage every day, grabbing my audience and taking them where I wanted to go.

    My husband sometimes asks if I want to become an Admin...I answer, "Hell no, you get all of the bad stuff with none of the joy." The students bring the joy.

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    Did I say I love your new photo? I do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomeontherange View Post
    As someone born the same year as that author (1964), entering your 50th year is NOT the same as having lived half a century. There's a year difference. But you can claim to be in your fifth decade of life. Ahhh, semantics.

    Not a bad set of advice. I keep seeing "50" linked to "old," in magazines, TV ads, etc. it just pisses me off. When I'm old, I'll let you know, OK? It is sobering to read the obits and see so many people my age +/- dying. Incentive to keep eating well, playing often, and maintaining a good outlook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles67 View Post
    I think that it was a case of my "calling" sneaking up behind me and bashing me on the head. My mother was a teacher in the 60's and her stories were hair raising. I also hated HS because I was quiet and didn't fit in with the cool kids. I absolutely did not want to be a teacher. I got my BA in Spanish with a minor in Russian studies and then said. "What the hell do I do with this."

    One day, I was hiking with my boyfriend (Future Hubby) and he looked down the hill we were climbing and said "Hey lets go see what graduate programs they have at that college." (Quinnipiac). They had a few, but the 1 year MAT (MA in Teaching)sounded good. I had no plans, so I went with the flow. I still wasn't sure I wanted to teach until my first year. Once I spent some time with my students in my own classroom, I was hooked. It was like being on stage every day, grabbing my audience and taking them where I wanted to go.

    My husband sometimes asks if I want to become an Admin...I answer, "Hell no, you get all of the bad stuff with none of the joy." The students bring the joy.
    I got my masters in Administration and right before graduation decided... oh hell no..LOL
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    Hey P.. ran across this and thought of the hubs. It probably does not hurt to check.

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    Thanks for sharing that - I enjoyed it very much! At 52 I can say I'm much happier than I was at 25 - and I'm working on the healthy part!
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    my motivation

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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